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gaming discussion / Re: Nier Automata
« Last post by Shim on Today at 12:46:48 am »
I have just started playing this and it has so far been enjoyable.

I enjoy switching between the different play styles based on area, from air to ground to side scroller to top down etc.

very fun :)

I love it! It's a combination of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising but is a little more simple. I won't spoil anything, but the game recommends you load your save file after the credits. You should do that.
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furries on furry / Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on December 15, 2017, 04:22:01 pm »
While recently cruising the area Walmarts, I could no longer find any Maskimals, even in the clearance aisles. There was a thought that holiday theme masks might be offered. Perhaps next Summer the silly masks will return, and with new characters.
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general furry discussion / Re: Faded Furs
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on December 15, 2017, 04:07:26 pm »
Hodari, a cartoony male African Lion last appeared in the very funny skit "Lion King of The Hill" at TFF a few years ago in the Hank Hill role. He was one of my first watchers on FA, but appears to be inactive.
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general furry discussion / Re: Furry Christmas!
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on December 15, 2017, 03:53:50 pm »
I tend to send out greeting cards showing St. Nick in the company of animals--including fox, rabbits, and raccoons.
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news forum / Re: Net Neutrality is dead. Kiss the Internet goodbye.
« Last post by Kobuk on December 15, 2017, 01:34:10 pm »
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The FCC has been found to have stolen people's identities in order to post comments around the internet in favor of ending net neutrality. Including stealing the identities of people's recently deceased relatives.

Wait? What? Huh?  :o  I actually heard and read that it was the reverse. That various advocacy and pro-Net Neutrality groups stole people's ID's in order to gain support for keeping Net Neutrality as is. Not the other way around for gaining support to end Net Neutrality. Hmmm. Russia meddles in our 2016 election. I can't help but wonder if they or other countries are meddling in our other government processes?

So........what happens next?

https://www.tmj4.com/newsy/what-happens-next-in-the-fight-for-net-neutrality
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general non-furry discussion / Re: Haunted places and stories.
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on December 15, 2017, 12:28:39 pm »
I wish I could have found this thread a while ago.  I hope its not too late.  Sorry if it is long.

Since I was a child, I have had several experiences that border on the paranormal.  Okay they are paranormal.  I will list a few.
But first, I would like to say that this is the first time I have discussed this with someone other than my family.  Please do not ridicule me for the stories, they are as true as my memory can recall them.  I wish that they were not real, but they are.  And I know saying that may make some question the validity even more.    I have no way of proving to you that the stories are true.  Its important to me that you at least contemplate these stories being true.

Trains
My brother and I were trying to waste a good summer afternoon by playing in the back yard.  We were playing frisbee with each other and the dog.  We heard a train in the distance, and it sounded like it got closer.  It eventually got loud enough that it was quite noticeable.  But there was no train.  We were not scared, just confused.  Later we would learn that one house behind ours, there used to be a train trackin the 1930'a!  Kind of cool.

Shadow people
Again, my brother and I were wasting time together.  We happened to be in the garage with nothing to do.  We picked up a basket ball and bounced it to each other off the concrete floor.  Made a racket!  But we were having fun.  The garage door was an older wooden door with windows on top, my brother was facing the windows, my back was to the door.  Suddenly my brother was frozen stiff in the  middle of him getting ready to receive the basket ball from me.  the ball bounced and missed him.  I asked him what was wrong. and he didn't answer, he then started screaming, and i looked to where he was looking, and saw something I can't forget.  A "shadow person" as we both came to call them.  It was something we called a "void face".  There was a human-like thing outside the window, and it was bright daylight out, but the face was pure dark pitch black.  The face had no features, just a silhouette, in bright daylight!  It was "looking" at us, or rather into us.  It caused us both strong emotions of fear and terror. It slowly turned and you could see its face in profile, but still only a silhouette.  It walked off and we never saw it go anywhere. It scared us seriously bad.

But that shadow person would come to see ME again, unfortunately.  I was asleep, in my bed, my brother was fast asleep in his beside me.  The head of the beds were situated below a large window in our bedroom.  The curtain never really closed around the window, which annoyed  me as it let in light.  I awoke kind of irritable, and started to get the sensation that I was being watched.  I became frozen like my brother had been.  I was only able to force my eyes to move, and I strained to see it.  I looked over my head out the window through the seam in the curtain, and there was the same shadow person watching me, looking into me.  We did tell our parents about this, but they dismissed it rather fast.  But  I have come to learn I am NOT the only one this has happened to other people through out time have had this happen too.  This happened to me when I was young and before I had learned of shadow people.  So I was not influenced by media.

Old house
I moved out of my parents place, and had just secured my first real job. I lived in an old rental house from about the 1900's with the dog I still have.  I was watching TV, and she got off the couch and cautiously walked down the long living room, and peered around the corner into the kitchen area.  She immediately started growling, showing teeth, snapping at something and her ears were back, tail tucked in. I lived in a bad neighborhood, and figured we were getting robbed. I pulled the large knife out of the couch cushions, and slowly approached the area where the dog was.  I too looked around the corner and saw a faint diffuse blackening of the room in an upright oriented oblong oval, human sized.  It vanished and the dog stopped being aggressive. 

Later I had a similar experience where I was trying to find my dog, and figured she was outside.  I wanted to get her inside so that we could get ready for a walk.  I went to the back yard door, and stood in the door way calling her name.  I saw a diffuse light black misty oval flash from the right near the old rose bushes into the garage door.  The garage was detached from the house and the personnel door was open to the yard.  I figured it was my dog and an optical illusion, so i begged her to come out of the garage.  Between my legs I felt a set of furry ears, she was in the house the whole time and had come to see what I was doing! 

The last episode of strangeness at the old house was revealing.  I had come to feel that the house had been owned by an older lady.  I had also come to suspect that if the things I saw were real, then perhaps they were her ghost?  So I pretended to talk to the ghost, although it was not there, and told her i was taking care of the place, and thank you for letting me live there.  I started to take care of the roses, the yard, the tree, the sprinkler system, repair the stairs, and more.  The ghost encounters slowed and stopped.  One day I came home from work and noticed something had been moved in the garage, and couldn't figure out what.  I then forgot about it.  But this happened again the next day, and I found a metal medallion with a rose on it, and it had some words on the back, it was some sort of prize for growing roses! It HAD been hanging on a nail in the wall.  I never noticed it before, but you could see the shadow of dust and time where it had been.  I placed it back on the nail and it was a perfect fit.  I knew it had moved on its own.  It would be perhaps 3 months later that I had to move from that place, due to losing a job.  I was cleaning up and had all moved out.  I was standing in the kitchen talking with my sister who had come to help.  I turned my back to walk out for the last time, and the little bell on the old stove timer started ringing.  That thing never worked since I had moved in 2.5 years before.  Without a pause, my sister said "Well, I guess its Time you leave, you're done here!"  I think she was right.   I was never afraid of the ghost there, i had come to realize it was just watching me and wanted to be noticed.  in the end it was sort of a protector. When I turned in the key and paid the last month rent to my land lord who had come to inspect, he slowly asked me a question.  How was it living here?  Hey, did you experience anything strange?  I was sort of angry, he had known the whole time!  I told him what had happened, and he was floored!
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news forum / Re: Net Neutrality is dead. Kiss the Internet goodbye.
« Last post by Loc on December 15, 2017, 10:40:31 am »
In an added level of messed-up-ness:
The FCC has been found to have stolen people's identities in order to post comments around the internet in favor of ending net neutrality. Including stealing the identities of people's recently deceased relatives.
https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/14/fake-net-neutrality-comments-stolen-identities/
If they weren't stealing the identities themselves, they were very damn well protecting those who did.
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news forum / Re: Net Neutrality is dead. Kiss the Internet goodbye.
« Last post by Avan on December 15, 2017, 10:22:21 am »
The battle isnt actually over yet:

A number of groups are now suing the FCC over this (might work)
Congress has to approve it (probably won't work in NN's favor)
A bipartisan movement wants to simply move the protections to legislative law (might work, using your 'voter power' if you live in a contested area matters here)

Also the telecom companies are unlikely to make any immediate moves (assuming that the bipartisan movement and court cases both fail), but be watching their actions over the next year. Likely you will start seeing them making moves against businesses that rely on high bandwidth (Which could result in an increase in prices they charge for said services)
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news forum / Re: Net Neutrality is dead. Kiss the Internet goodbye.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on December 15, 2017, 09:23:52 am »
This is another gift from President Trump. Perhaps it's a gift to
the democrats as well. If the GOP continues to shoot them selves
in the foot. The greater their loss in 2018. Millions are upset over
this takeover of the internet. Reports are that corporate IP's
 spent millions lobbying for this change.

I am sure there was a few corporate  parties following the vote by
the 3 GOP turncoats at the FCC. The GOP is always making claims 
they are for the little guy, but it's a lie. It's the party of the far right
and big  business. Not even for small businesses..

They claime it's all about compitition, but many rural areas only have
one provider. They have no choice unless they want to pay what ever
the corporate IP wants.

They say it worked in the past, but in the past the internet was growing,
and most ip's were small and doing what they could to get people online.
Now that the internet has largely matured with millions online they don't
have to worry about growing. I can remember when there was little
interest in providing internet for the public. Especially by big business.

Hopefully when the democrats take over they will reverse this. Especialy
when it proves to hurt people and the internet.

Personally I don't watch movies online due to vision, but many do, and
I am sure there are plans to charge extra fees for access. Most at risk
are the small startup internet businesses. The big corporate IP's
have their hands in other businesses. So if a individual tries to start
a small online business that is in competition with one a IP is invested
in it's likely they will block or limit access to it.  It's unlikely a
individual could start a business like Amazon's founder did after
this change.
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